Puppy Party

Puppy Party
Puppy Party by Jenny Newland – MasterPieces – 300 pieces

The puppies are having a party and they’ve invited all their friends – a good time was had by all. 😉 These sweet animal images by Jenny Newland are the perfect potion to brighten my day. The adorable faces make me smile, and we could all use more smiles these days; at least I know I could.

MasterPieces has some great 300 piece puzzles out there, they’re just right when you’re in the mood to puzzle but not ready to dive into a 1000 piece or larger. The quality is excellent, and the image reproduction is stellar. I’ve sometimes had issues with a super shiny finish on their puzzles, but this one was more matte and easier for these old eyes to work with.

Puppy Party 1

I cannot resist a sad puppy face, it makes me feel so protective and want to give them SO much love and snuggles!

Puppy Party 2

I love these lovebirds!

Puppy Party 3

There’s something about the almost deadpan look and smile on this fish – it cracks me up! Jenny Newland sure does know how to make animals look sweet.

Loved it. 💗

Suds and Pups

Suds and Pups
Suds and Pups by Jenny Newland – Karmin – 550 pieces

Unlike many puzzlers who prefer cats, I absolutely prefer a puzzle with dogs – in fact I’m working on another one right now.  This is such a cute image by Jenny Newland, but unfortunately it didn’t have the same quality as the previous puzzle with her artwork by the same brand. Still, I had a good time putting all those sweet puppy faces together. 🐶

This is one of my Christmas gift puzzles, and I LOVE the image. This puzzle had quite a few pieces not cut all the way through, and some that were bent. It must have been one that was cut when the die was duller – although I’m not sure how that results in bent pieces. Karmin isn’t usually a brand that I buy, but I was surprised at the thickness of the pieces and the way they fit together; they were much better than previous Karmin puzzles I’ve worked.

Suds and Pups 1

What an adorable face! I really enjoyed this artwork, it had exactly the right amount of difficulty for a 550 piece puzzle. It wasn’t too easy, in fact it was harder than I thought; but that is perfect for a smaller puzzle, I don’t want it to be over too quickly.

I had a great time assembling this puzzle, even with it’s issues. It was full of sweet puppy faces!

Helpful Garden Paws

Garden Paws
Helpful Garden Paws by Jenny Newland – Karmin International – 550 pieces

This image is so very sweet, there’s something about the artwork, it isn’t like many other “cute animal” puzzles – something is special, but I can’t put my finger on it.

Slightly thinner pieces, somewhat bendable, but not too bad. Very good fit, exceptional image reproduction

Garden Paws 1

I’m not a cat person at all, but that face!


*Sorry for the brevity of today’s post. My hubby has lovingly shared his illness with me, and I’m feeling terrible today.

Helpful Garden Paws In Progress

Helpful IP
Helpful Garden Paws by Jenny Newland – 550 pieces

After I finished Art City yesterday my brain and my body were both exhausted. I spent the rest of the day in bed taking many naps, and was worried that I’d have no in progress update to share with you all today. 😥

Unfortunately an upsetting thing happened in the evening, and even though I was still exhausted (I’m certain adding antibiotics to my pain regimen is part of the problem) I couldn’t turn my brain off enough to allow me to sleep.

As usual, when I can’t sleep it’s off to the puzzle room, and I was able to sort the entire thing and actually got quite a bit of it assembled too. Every cloud has a silver lining, yadda yadda yadda.

There were plenty of small sections that were easy to separate during the sorting, but other than the white kitten I didn’t try to sort any of the animals. There are many, many pieces of fur left on the trays, but I hope as I’m putting this one together that the different animals will become a little more familiar and it won’t be too much of a chore to get them assembled.

This puzzle was a Christmas gift, and I was going to apologize for how long it took me to get to assembling it – but it’s only been just over two weeks! How in the world does it feel like Christmas was forever ago? My life is whizzing past me at breakneck speeds; perhaps that’s just what happens when you’re over the hill, you’re on the down slope and speeds pick up. Yikes.

To that end, there are eight more puzzles I received as gifts, and to the two lovely ladies who gave them to me, it might be a while until they’re all assembled. The two Christmas themed puzzles may have to wait until December, but the remaining six will find their way onto my table in due course. I promise that I love them all and will absolutely be assembling them, but it may take a while.

My life complicates things all the time, and it gets in the way of my puzzling. Rude. 🤨